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Tunisia: consumer price index up 5.1% between Jan. 2011 and Jan. 2012

The consumer prices index posted a noticeable increase of 5.1% in January 2012,, compared with January 2011, as a result of the rising prices of food (+6.6%), tobacco (+9.8%), clothing and footwear (+6.3%), as well as restaurants and hotels (+6%), according to figures released, on Thursday, by the National Statistics Institute (INS).

Regarding the rise of the December 2011 to January 2012 prices index, INS pointed out a rise of 0.7%, as a result of the jump of prices of foodstuffs and beverages (+1.5%), the

rise of some basic consumer products, such as eggs (+15%), meat (+3.4%), vegetables (+1.8%), spices (+2.4%).

Furniture and household appliances prices increased by 1% as a result of the rising prices of products and maintenance services (+2.3%).

The restaurant and hotel group went up by 0.7%, given the rise of hotel services of 1.9%, while the clothing group rose by 0.6%.

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